Category Archives: Crafts

Fibre and Fabric for 2016!

It’s been a while since Christmas, and we’re almost recovered from a really successful Fair… and now it’s the run-up to the Fibre and Fabric Fair. And maybe the weather will decide it’s heading towards summer, too. Fingers crossed. Gobeithio. Anyway,

Fibre and Fabric for 2016!

It’s been a while since Christmas, and we’re almost recovered from a really successful Fair… and now it’s the run-up to the Fibre and Fabric Fair. And maybe the weather will decide it’s heading towards summer, too. Fingers crossed. Gobeithio. Anyway,

Christmas Fair 2015 – phew!

Now that the dust of the annual Christmas Fair has settled a little (let’s not even think about Christmas itself, please), and now that any craftspeople who do other festive fairs or supply local shops have just about done the last

Christmas Fair 2015 – phew!

Now that the dust of the annual Christmas Fair has settled a little (let’s not even think about Christmas itself, please), and now that any craftspeople who do other festive fairs or supply local shops have just about done the last

Lots of crafts, lots of talented makers – ‘buy local!’

There’s been quite a campaign this year (though not quite on the scale of ‘Hugh’s War on Waste’) to encourage people to buy everything for Christmas as locally as possible: ‘buy local!’. We know that many people who visit us

Lots of crafts, lots of talented makers – ‘buy local!’

There’s been quite a campaign this year (though not quite on the scale of ‘Hugh’s War on Waste’) to encourage people to buy everything for Christmas as locally as possible: ‘buy local!’. We know that many people who visit us

Sparkly things for a gloomy day

Just received an invitation to visit a studio, and what a studio, and so had to break the ‘last visit before the fair’ vow. Well worth it! It was a horrible day, and it was such a pleasure to be in a

Sparkly things for a gloomy day

Just received an invitation to visit a studio, and what a studio, and so had to break the ‘last visit before the fair’ vow. Well worth it! It was a horrible day, and it was such a pleasure to be in a

Gorgeous glass

The last of the studio visits before the Craft Fair itself – now only two weeks away – is to possibly the tidiest studio ever. As Annette Evans of Harlech Stained Glass said, ‘when you’re working with glass you have to

Gorgeous glass

The last of the studio visits before the Craft Fair itself – now only two weeks away – is to possibly the tidiest studio ever. As Annette Evans of Harlech Stained Glass said, ‘when you’re working with glass you have to

Driftwood inspiration

One of the perennially popular makers at the Craft Fairs is Brian with his objects made from driftwood and reclaimed timber. In fact it’s often wise to make sure you visit his stall on the Saturday, as the one-off pieces

Driftwood inspiration

One of the perennially popular makers at the Craft Fairs is Brian with his objects made from driftwood and reclaimed timber. In fact it’s often wise to make sure you visit his stall on the Saturday, as the one-off pieces

Wool and colour

Sometimes a studio can be a spare room which turns into a workroom, and sometimes that workroom can spread to a whole house. Time to identify myself – I’m Kate from Criafol, and I fess up to the ‘whole house’ thing. Wool just

Wool and colour

Sometimes a studio can be a spare room which turns into a workroom, and sometimes that workroom can spread to a whole house. Time to identify myself – I’m Kate from Criafol, and I fess up to the ‘whole house’ thing. Wool just

Wood world

The scent of wood is the first thing you notice as you approach Nigel Thompson’s workshop: and it gets stronger and stronger – a very evocative aroma. It’s beautiful. Exactly like the woodwork and – principally – woodturning that emerges from it.

Wood world

The scent of wood is the first thing you notice as you approach Nigel Thompson’s workshop: and it gets stronger and stronger – a very evocative aroma. It’s beautiful. Exactly like the woodwork and – principally – woodturning that emerges from it.

‘I’m in the studio’

It’s always interesting to go behind the scenes, and doubly so when there such a diverse range of things to see as there are in the studios belonging to the various artists and craftspeople who are part of the Harlech Craft Fair.

‘I’m in the studio’

It’s always interesting to go behind the scenes, and doubly so when there such a diverse range of things to see as there are in the studios belonging to the various artists and craftspeople who are part of the Harlech Craft Fair.

Craft Fair time is coming…

The hedges are still full of blackberries and – amazingly – it’s quite warm. But in studios and workrooms, sheds and spare rooms, craftspeople and artists are working away, sorting out fabric, squeezing wool, assessing their stock of wood, working out

Craft Fair time is coming…

The hedges are still full of blackberries and – amazingly – it’s quite warm. But in studios and workrooms, sheds and spare rooms, craftspeople and artists are working away, sorting out fabric, squeezing wool, assessing their stock of wood, working out